I ran into this issue when I got a new HP laptop. After going through the setup of the brand new PC, I found that I couldn't run updates. After some escalations, I recieved this fix
reg delete HKLM\Components /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
Please note, that the engineers worked through quite a few logs on my machine to get this, so it may not apply to your case. After applying, autoupdate's been working like a charm!
Update: Jan 29/09
Robear Dyer was kind enough to point me to a new KB article that covers this and other fixes. Here’s the link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414
I’ve seen several comments on this command above not working. If so that means this is not the issue you’re facing. Please try the support link form the Jan 29 update. If that doesn’t work, please do get in touch with MS Support.
Windows cannot locate the registry value set for that thing. How will I be able to update m computer? there any other way?
Wow!! after months of searching finally it works 22 important updates no wonder it was getting errors can i say it i love you seriously thank you Kailash
Before you do all of the things you have been told, First turn off you firewall and see it if takes it!
I deleted all the files, pulled my hair out only to find it was my Norton Firewall!
Too make matters worse after through downloading 8000FFFF, I got a message saying that the download was not necessary for my system.
Aint life grand?
But Then you must hide/ignore the download in the settings or it will never go away!
it worked thanks Go start\regedit\hk_loca_machine\Conponponets
then you should see AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving in the right corner right click on it and delete should fix
the problem thanks again
You da man!! This problem has been a thorn in my side since I purchased a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Vista on it months ago. I tried everything I knew to fix it with no luck. I just wanted you to know your registry edit works for Toshiba products too.
Thank You for posting your fix for others to use.
You're the man! Thanks for fixing my issue! :)
Thanks very much. Truly appreciate it.
Awesome man ,
I m a tech from HP Technical Support.I had a customer calling in for the same issue after contacting Microsoft.Well I followed your fix and it worked like magic.
Hey man you are amazing this step is very helpful and it worked amazingly on my customers computer.thank you very much
Error 8000FFFF can be caused by amount or RAM in the system. If a system has more than 3.5Gig in the system Windows Vista or XP 32 bit wont recognise this so Vista SP1 needs to be installed to recognise this or XP 64 bit installed.
I had high hopes for this, but then it seems as if I can't modify my registry.
When prompted with yes/no, I type y.
"ERROR: Access is denied."
This seems like a very amateur thing. Did I not set the correct administrator privileges or something?
Thx, m8! :)
It really works, i`ve just reinstalled my windows vista, 32 instead of 64 and faced with dis problem.
I hope there are no any side effect too :)
From Russia with Love :D
i tried this but get error: access denied. any ideas?
Thanks a lot man SERIOUS, You don't understand how much this means to me.. I've reformatted once already today.. and it still came up and trust me people, if your still unsure about doing this then don't be, its worked perfectly fine for me and I wish i did some more research before I reformatted again...
Thanks mate!! :):)
Your awesome fixed my new computer right up!!!